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Pascaline Vanoplynus

Birth Story Doula Services

Website: http://www.BirthStory.ca

Phone: 506-480-9332

Birth Fee: $550 to $1075

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: Package A $1070* 3 Prenatal sessions Birth Asap text, tel., e-mail support 24/7 on call service 1 Postnatal visit Meal Train set-up Loan of books and DVDs 3hrs Postpartum practical support

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 25 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 21 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • L'Ecole Mere et Monde - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Mère et Monde, July 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Bathurst, Miramichi and Campbellton, NB
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Unfortunately, there are no Birth Centers in my area.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend home births with a certified midwife.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • ES01 Step 2 Education Breastfeeding Essentials Certificate

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Doula certification with Mère et Monde School - Montréal

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Over 40
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Treasurer at the Allaitement Chaleur Breastfeeding association, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada Member of the Nova Scotia Doula Association: https://www.novascotiadoulas.org/

Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

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Client Testimonials for Pascaline Vanoplynus

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Cathleen MacKenzie

Pascaline has been by my side for not one, not two, but three of my pregnancies and births. These births were not just that, though. They were three surrogacy pregnancies and births. 

She has been in a unique situation, where she has parents, and a person birthing, and none of those people are the same. She has been understanding, accepting, and kind. She has asked questions, and shown extreme care. 

She has become a household name, and I can not imagine birthing without her now. I can’t even imagine getting pregnant and not having her one of the first people I tell. She is so much more than a birth doula, and she is so gentle. 

 

Posted 10/7/2019

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Stéphanie Meroni

Faire appel à Pascaline pour nous accompagner durant la naissance de ma fille a été une très belle expérience. Je ne regrette qu'une seule chose ne pas avoir fait appel à une doula pour ma première grossesse. Elle a su nous accompagner, nous informer  et surtout nous conseiller de manière très professionnelle et claire tout au long de la grossesse. Elle nous a outillé afin que tout se passe pour le mieux le jour j.

J'ai vécu mon deuxième accouchement d'une manière plus impliquée et informée que ma première grossesse. Le fait d'être mieux informé sur nos droits nous permet d'être acteur et pas seulement spectateur des décisions médicales souvent prises et Pascaline a été présente pour les faire respecter.

Le jour de l'accouchement Pascaline a su me guider et surtout faire en sorte que tout se passe au mieux en fonction du plan de naissance que nous avions préétabli en amont. C'est vraiment une aide inestimable de se dire qu'en tant que future maman nous n'avons pas à penser à l'aspect administratif et autre, le jour j et que nous pouvons nous concentrer pleinement sur le moment présent : notre accouchement.

Je la remercie mille fois pour son travail, son professionnalisme et sa gentillesse.

Stéphanie

Posted 10/1/2019

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Vanessa Hache

We had the pleasure of being accompanied by Pascaline for the birth of our first baby.  At first, we weren’t sure about having a stranger with us during this precious moment of our lives. But Pascaline is so sweet, calm and discret that it was like having a family member with us; and quite the resourceful family member! It was reassuring to know that she would be there during labor, it made pregnancy so much easier and less stressful. And it sure made labor easier - it’s calming to know that you have someone with you who knows what’s going on. You can read all the books and prepare all you want for this but when you’re in pain and you don’t know when or how it’s going to end, it’s good to have someone you can rely on; for the mommy to be but also for the father to be. Pascaline knew what to do to help us prepare for labor, and she always had resources to share for any question we had. She also helped a lot after the baby was born to get the nursing going. Hiring Pascaline was the best decision we made and we would recommend her without hesitation to all our friends and family members!

Posted 9/11/2019

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Karine Roy

Mon expérience de naissance avec l'accompagnement de Pascaline comme Doula fut magique. Je me suis sentie soutenue dans mes décisions et informée afin de faire des choix pour les interventions lors de l'accouchement et des soins donnés à mon nouveau-né avec un consentement éclairé. Son savoir-faire et sa présence fut très appréçié pour me faire sentir en confiance lors de cet événement marquant de ma vie. Merci pour ton support! 

Posted 9/20/2018

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Melissa Basque

Nous avons utilisé les services de Pascaline pour notre premier bébé et nous ne regrettons aucunement! Je recommande Pascaline comme Doula, elle a été une ressource importante pendant notre histoire de naissance.

Pendant ma grossesse, Pascaline était toujours disponible pour répondre à mes questions ou me référer à des bonnes ressources pouvant mieux me préparer à l'accouchement. Avoir Pascaline comme Doula nous a beaucoup rassuré pendant la grossesse et pendant l'accouchement. Elle est une personne respectueuse et calme ce qui m'a beaucoup aidé pendant mon accouchement.

Pendant mon travail, elle m'a guidé avec plusieurs positions pouvant aider à accélérer le processus et m'aider pendant l'accouchement. Elle était une bonne coach. J'ai accouché naturellement, sans médication, et je crois que d'avoir eu une Doula pour nous épauler pour la préparation avant et pendant le travail a été bénéfique.  

Mon expérience avec Pascaline a été très positive, nous sommes satisfaits de ses services.  

Posted 4/17/2018

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sara watling

We hired Pascaline for the birth of our first child in March and couldn't have been any happier with her services! We had 2 prental session with her at our home that were very informative and she was present during labor and delivery. Pascaline was always open to answering any questions we had and went above and beyond with sending the appropriate info to further answer those questions. The knowledge she shared with us was very useful when we had to make important decisions. Pascalines soothing and nurturing nature was very welcomed especially in the delivery room. We dont have enough good to say about Pascaline and/or her professional services. Highly recommended to anyone considering a doula and we will defintely have her again if we have another child! 

Posted 4/16/2018

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catherine mallet

Pascaline est SUPER!  Elle est tres connaissante et j'ai adorer ces sessions pre-nataux.  Elle m'a aider a me sentir comfortable et informer par rapport aux choix qui m'attendais.  Lors de mon accouchement, elle est rester calme et avec mon support tout au long du travail, nous donnant des options et aidant la communication avec le soutien hospitalier.  Je recommenderais Pascaline fortement a n'importe quel femme qui se cherche du soutiens informer, professionel et avec un grand coeur!  Merci Pascaline!

Catherine et... Jacob :)  

Posted 2/17/2018

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Megan Gallant

Throughout my pregnancy I created a plan as to how I wanted to birth my child, knowing that a plan is a plan and sometimes they can change. We were very fortunate to have been introduced to Pascaline who helped us make informed decisions and teach us different techniques to help us throughout the remainder of my pregnancy and eventually labour and delivery.

The morning we thought was the day Myles would be born she was there for us from the beginning, spending almost 24 hours with us as I laboured, coaching me to keep going, walking the halls, climbing the stairs, massaging me and keeping Steven and I as calm and comfortable as possible. She was there for amazing emotional support when I felt like my body was failing me after I had failed to progress any further, and was sent home.

While home she coached me through different things to get my labour started up again and encouraged me. The next morning our little man was finally ready to make his appearance and Pascaline was at the ready. I laboured hard and quick and I honestly don’t think I could have stuck to my birth plan if I didn’t have her there for emotional and physical support, and to be my advocate. Giving birth can be scary, she took a lot of the scary away (even if it was Halloween ??).

Thank you for giving me your hands to squeeze as I birthed my baby boy and making me feel so empowered??

Posted 11/7/2017

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Jennifer Arab

Having Pascaline as a doula was an amazing experience. She ensured we had all the information my husband and I required during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. Her home visits were extremely informative and she often left us books, or physical things that would help me during my pregnancy and labour (ex: exercise ball). During labour, Pascaline was able to provide pain reduction techniques, as well as maintain a calm atmoshere in the hospital room, as well as a supportive voice and kind friend during delivery, as well as throughout our week-long hospital stay afterwards. She brought tea, chocolate and fruit! I can't imagine having done this without her, and it's impossible to put it into words. She is extremely gentle, kind and well-prepared to answer any questions or help you deal with any situations as they arise. My husband and I both HIGHLY recommend her services, especially to any first time mom's (like myself). 

Posted 1/25/2017

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Meghan Haring

Pascaline was my Doula for the birth of my son, born August 2016. Her services prenatally, postnatally and especially during the birth were invaluable to me. We met for prenatal talks to discuss the pregnancy and make preparations for labour. She provided suggestions for a healthy pregnancy (yoga, meals ideas) and helped me get my birth plan written. It was good to be able to discuss the procedures that are offered at the hospital in order to make informed decisions in advance regarding the birthing.

Pascaline was present throughout the entire labour, supporting me and my partner through the process. During the birth it was important to me to be surrounded by people who I knew and trusted. She took meticulous records of the event with details such as length and time of contractions, and the times at which procedures took place. She was very helpful in keeping me as comfortable as possible during the labour and delivery. She would provide counter-pressure on my hips during contractions to help ease the pain and brought scented oils to give me a pleasant smell to focus on. She also helped me move into different positions for labour and pushing. Since Pascaline was familiar with my birth plan she was able to communicate with hospital staff to help have my preferences honoured while I was in labour. Pascaline’s ability to communicate in both French and English was a huge asset to me as an Anglophone in a dominantly Francophone hospital; when the hospital staff would speak in French amongst themselves I was glad to have her there to keep me informed.

Post-natally Pascaline followed up with me for my recovery and breastfeeding support, a wonderful compliment to the public health-care system. She helped to ensure that I felt comfortable, safe, empowered and informed while the doctors and nurses focused on the physiological well-being of myself and my baby. I would recommend every woman seek the support of a doula for the birth of their child.

Posted 12/24/2016

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Allison Fontaine

Pascaline was my doula for the birth of my fifth child in June 2016. This was the first time that I'd had a doula and I wasn't sure that I really needed one. I had given birth to my last three children naturally, without drugs, and I thought that I could manage on my own. However, my birth experience with Pascaline proved to be very positive, making this birth the easiest one yet.

Before the birth, we met twice to establish a birth plan. Having already experienced birth four times previously, I thought I knew what I wanted. However, Pascaline gave me many more options for natural pain management, most of which I'd never thought about. She also researched two health problems I had and presented me with reliable information. In the days leading up to the birth of my child I knew I could call Pascaline at any time if labour were to start.

During labour, Pascaline's presence was reassuring. She contributed to my mental well-being and confidence because I knew that either she or my husband would be with me at all times, even if one had to leave to eat or use the washroom. Best of all, her techniques made my contractions seem shorter and less intense.

Immediately after the birth Pascaline stayed with me for several hours. She gave me advice and helped me the first time I breastfed the baby. She also helped me get settled in my room with the baby and asked the nurses to let us sleep without interruption for the first few hours.

Pascaline checked in with me by telephone over the next few weeks to make sure that things were going well. When I had problems with the baby's umbilical cord stump, I asked for Pascaline's opinion. We also "relived" the birth of my child, helping me to process everything that had happened.

Overall, I was extremely satisfied with Pascaline's services and would highly recommend her. 

Posted 10/20/2016

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